Oil, Gas Exploration/Production & Environmental Impact Feature of ABA Environmental Conference in Texas, June 14-15

Region 6 States to meet on environmental regulation, impact and enforcement initiatives

CHICAGO, June 11, 2010 – The _ Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources will present a conference on environmental issues in Region 6 (representing the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas), June 14-15 in Dallas, at The Adolphus. 

Lawrence E. Starfield, deputy regional administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, will provide keynote remarks about how the region is responding to current challenges, and the Hot Topics panel on Tuesday will cover the latest developments on the Gulf oil spill and the EPA’s response. 

The program will include a presentation on “SEC Disclosures of Environmental Issues,” plus a state regulators roundtable (with representation from each of the Region 6 states), sessions on challenges of carbon sequestration and brownfields initiatives, an update on the impact of greenhouse gasses, and a session on Environmental Issues in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production.”  The conference, featuring views from representatives of EPA Region 6, state regulators and leading environmental practitioners, is aimed at environmental lawyers and other professionals in private practice, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. 

 The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources is the premier forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy and resource lawyers. Representing more than 11,000 members with a wide range of professional interests, the section keeps its members abreast of development trends, current court decisions, legislative initiatives and statutes concerning environmental, natural resources and energy law.

 With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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